Professor Peter Silley, Managing Director of MB Consult Ltd
Prof. Silley is a well-travelled and respected microbiologist on an international stage. He actively works in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and environmental industries with a client base ranging from local industry to the multi-national pharmaceutical sector. He has extensive experience of the European and US regulatory systems with regard to microbiological requirements for successful registration of antimicrobial compounds and feed additives.
Currently Professor in Applied Microbiology within the School of Life Sciences, University of Bradford, Peter is also a consultant to a number of multi-national pharmaceutical companies, spending a significant proportion of his time in the USA. Prof. Silley is a past President of the Society for Applied Microbiology and has represented IFAH as part of the European VICH delegation on the Microbial Safety Task Force. He has oversight responsibility for 'Spreading Excellence' in the EC Framework Six funded Network of Excellence, Med-Vet-Net, addressing zoonotic disease across Europe, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Prof. Silley has a first degree from the University of Birmingham in Bacteriology and a doctorate from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne within the Department of Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition. He has held appointments within the pharmaceutical industry with Cyanamid, ICI, and Glaxo, public sector positions with the Department of Agriculture, and academic appointments with Queen's University of Belfast and the University of Bradford.